If you are among the nearly 20 percent of adults in the U.S. who suffer from knee and hip osteoarthritis, a new study may provide you a treatment option. A recent study in Germany supports the claim that Natural Eggshell Matrix (NEM) can reduce osteoarthritis pain in the knee and hip. NEM is a unique, all-natural egg protein matrix found between the egg albumin and the eggshell.
The 2-month open-label study was conducted between March and July 2012 at six different clinical sites throughout Germany to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of NEM for the relief of the pain and discomfort associated with osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. The study included 44 subjects, 27 females and 17 males between the ages of 32 and 95, who had moderate, persistent osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, ankle, knee and hip, or knee and ankle. All of the subjects completed baseline evaluations and were evaluated again at 10, 30, and 60 days using a short-form questionnaire. They were given 500 mg of NEM daily for the duration of the study. Continue reading
Taking a proactive approach to maintaining joint health, regardless of your age, is crucial for an active and healthy lifestyle. While joint diseases are commonly associated with older individuals, many younger adults, who have put a strain on their joints with strenuous workouts and activities, are experiencing joint pain as well and are seeking supplements to provide them with a wider range of motion as well as pain relief. An estimated 75 million adults in the U.S. are affected by arthritis and other joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Consumer research has indicated that one in five adults are currently managing or treating joint pain, arthritis, or stiffness and as many as seven out of ten adults are looking for ways to prevent joint issues before they begin. Continue reading
Healthy joints are an important component of your overall health. Healthy joints allow you to walk, run, play sports, and perform a wide range of physical activities. Staying active, eating a balanced diet, and taking precautions to avoid injury are all helpful in maintaining healthy joints. Supplements can also help reduce joint pain and inflammation and maintain joint health. Continue reading